Another day, another new cereal, this one has become a bit of a cult hero of the cereal world. It is of course Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Cornflakes. A cereal who’s meteoric rise to huge popularity has been due to a great taste and great marketing, particularly aimed at the younger generations. Illustrated perhaps by an incident in Safeway’s when in 6th form when a friend of mine saw an elderly lady put a box of Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Corn Flakes in her trolley so walked up to her, tapped her on the shoulder and said “well, they are ludicrously tasty!”. She was bemused and scared, he was wearing a Diadora puffa jacket.
Having them straight after Kellogg’s Corn Flakes puts me in a good position to compare for my Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Corn Flakes Review. The first things that I realise are the sweet honey taste, the crunch (hence the name) and the nuts (hence the name). They are also a lot better at dealing with milk and I could with confidence, relax and really enjoy them. In fact I enjoyed them so much so that I had some for pudding after my dinner of cheese, biscuits and earl grey. I know how to live.
Today was a day like no other in the quest. Simply relying on the fuel of three bowls of cereal to get me through the busiest day of the week and a 90 minute football match, the cereal to help me through was Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Corn Flakes, a wise choice to use to try the 3 square cereal meal day. A delicious bowl in the morning, only slightly tainted by a bit of annoyance with the Crunch Nut Corn Flakes, the problem is the brown sugar/honey coating creates a strong barrier which against milk is great when eating, however there are few milk pouring techniques that can cope with the strength of the Crunchy Nut Corn Flakes deflecting and ricocheting milk all over the work top, this is made worse when you make a genuine effort to avoid any dangerously angled flakes only for it to still happen, like this morning. If you had been looking through my kitchen window at 7.20am this morning a) you would have scared me and b) you would have seen me tut at myself.
Throughout the morning I was buzzing with energy, listening to music on ‘shuffle’ and not allowing myself to skip anything whilst working. Music included Doop by Doop, various Flight of the Conchords songs and for reasons unknown (as to why the song is even on my phone) The ‘Locomotion’. This was fairly embarrassing, as I work with other people who also have ears.
The day went on well, having a nice bowl of crispy Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Cornflakes for lunch kept me going and then for tea it was the hat trick bowl. It was another yummy bowl and as yet I am not bored of them. Then it was off to football, I was pumped up, possibly due to the high sugar content of Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Corn Flakes, I wore a fake Uganga Football Shirt, it was a gift from my brother from when he went over there, it says ‘Abidas’ instead of ’Adidas’ and instead of ‘FIFA’ it reads ‘FUFA’, I was bright yellow and ready for the game, I fancied picking up a goal tonight despite mainly playing defence, after about 15 minutes a short French friend (who I can only assume had managed to have 4 bowls of Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Corn Flakes today) scored what was an obscenely good goal, it was stunning. I figured maybe tonight was the time for a stunning goal from me. In the first half I had scored, it was OK but not ‘stunning’, the crowd might have clapped (if we had fans) but no ‘whooping’ would have occurred. Then in the 2nd half we were on the attack, playing centre back I took a gamble and joined the attack, the ball got spread out to the left, I pretty much bolted through the middle of the pitch, nearly at pace but not quite. I moved into space, “middle!” I shouted, “I’m in acres!” which in hindsight didn’t help things as their defender heard me and moved to mark me, the ball got played inside and then back to the left, I shuffled my feet, not by choice but because my left foot slipped on mud and to avoid falling to the floor I did a kind of hop on to the right foot, it must have confused the defender as he headed to the front post, I was still moving forward, now about 15 yards out, I moved to the far post, about 10 yards out “back post!!!” I shouted, because that’s where I was. The ball got played over to me, in the air, I had time to take a touch but knew if I wanted to score a ‘stunning’ goal I would have to hit it first time on the volley, I also knew that if you fall over in a side wards fashion whilst volleying a ball it can look stunning if scored (or can be blazed over, something my friend Ian could teach people a thing or two about), the ball was coming over, nearly in slow motion, this was it, this was my moment, I caught it sweetly on my left foot, it was heading for the bottom corner, I was on the floor, I cut my knee open (but the goal would be worth the sandy gritty pain), I was in dreamland, this was my goal, the one I could illustrate to my wife with excitable movements of salt and pepper pots when I got home, but then, as I was nearly celebrating……it hit the post. I should have had 4 bowls.
I was happy with the performance and happy with the way things were going both football wise and quest wise, I am dedicated to the quest, I am working hard on it. Today though I got sent some information by a friend with a very good eye for a news story, the man in this story is heroic. The comments from Daily Mail readers, less so, they are buffoons. Please do enjoy the read - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2276523/Man-spends-36-800-travelling-63-countries-perfect-bowl-CORN-FLAKES.html
Today saw bowl number 6 for Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Corn Flakes. In an interesting statistic, 6 of my last 7 meals had been Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Corn Flakes. This also bought to the end their short stay in The Cereal Quest, they were great whilst they lasted. I was excitable as I poured out my last bowl, remembering the recent ‘dust’ from Kellogg’s Corn Flakes I was anticipating a lovely array of sweet, honey, sugary dust, unfortunately the dust produced at the bottom of this pack had bits of peanut in it . Put simply the texture was all wrong. It did not spoil what was another sweet, crunchy bowl of goodness. Again it gave me plenty of energy to keep me going throughout the day, a near miracle considering the lack of sleep I got last night, once I was awoken, by what initially I thought was a man dying outside my front door and turned out to be 2 cats, there was no going back. These Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Corn Flakes did the job well.
Here are their vital statistics:
Cereal Cost: £2.68.
Real Servings per Box: 6
Cost per Serving: 44.6p
Pros – Crunchy to the end, sweet, unique taste.
Cons – Hazardous when receiving their milk.
Tonight I sat at home during what was a fun youth leaders meeting, in which I got told I had square feet by a wonderful woman who seems to know a lot on the subject, we had Sky Sports News on in the background keeping me up to date with the Bournemouth score, they won 2-1 away at Crewe, this put us top of the league, the highest position I can ever remember them being in my lifetime. This was so exciting, such a thrill, such a buzz and then I got bought down to earth with a bang when I realised I had a big problem on my hands, I have no cereal for tomorrow!! I am going to therefore swap breakfast and lunch round tomorrow and have breakfast at 1.00pm and toast for breakfast. Who knows what cereal will be next.